The NBA has announced the star-studded lineup of talent who will be presenting during the annual NBA Awards.
Legendary actor Samuel L. Jackson, comedian Tiffany Haddish, and sports analyst and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley will be among those taking the stage during the ceremony. Additionally, multi-hyphenate Issa Rae, television host and comedian Hasan Minhaj, actor Justin Hartley, WNBA star Candace Parker, supermodel Ashley Graham, and comedian Amanda Seales will be joining the roster of onstage talent. NBA legend and sports analyst Shaquille O’Neal will be hosting the event on TNT.
The annual ceremony honors the league's top performers each season, including the league MVP, the Defensive Player of the Year, the Rookie of the Year, and more. The NBA previously announced that this year's Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to both Larry Bird and Magic Johnson for their long-standing commitment and success within the association.
Toronto Raptors' superstar Kawhi Leonard, who has developed a nation-wide fanbase for his 2019 NBA Playoffs performance, won the Defensive Player of the Year award twice while he was playing for the San Antonio Spurs.
The league will also honor Good Morning America host Robin Roberts with the Sager Strong Award, which is "presented annually to an individual who has been a trailblazer while exemplifying courage, faith, compassion, and grace."
The KIA-sponsored awards ceremony will air on TNT on Monday, June 24 at 9 p.m. ET from Los Angeles.